“They create a cavernous noise that is not so much a storm in a teacup, as a monsoon in a coffee mug” – NME, 1992
“A Curve song is a thing of instantly addictive melodic intensity” – Q magazine.
In 1991, Curve arrived on the scene with a series of increasingly successful EPs via Dave Stewart’s Anxious label.
A year later they released their debut album, Doppelgänger. A monster and stately record, it was their sonic manifesto. Self-produced with Flood, and mixed by emergent super engineer and unofficial sixth CURVE member Alan Moulder (Ride, U2, My Bloody Valentine, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), its ability to sandblast your nerve endings for breakfast is matched only by its tendency to inebriate the listener with its aromatic charm.
The album features two singles, ‘Fait Accompli’ and ‘Horror Head’ both of which hit the Top 40 in 1992.
Now, this 2CD edition of the album is expanded and packed with the singles and the 3 EPs (all remastered from the original tapes) plus four rare tracks including the Aphex Twin remix of ‘Falling Free’, as compiled by Dean Garcia and Toni Halliday.
“Like The KLF, Curve understand and exploit the dynamics fizzing at their fingertips. No matter the genre, this is stadium-sized sonic-ness gone slightly bonkers” NME
“a beautifully terrifying album… I have been listening to this album for almost 20 years and every time I hear something new” Consequence Of Sound
“I was still blown away by the production and assertive vision they had. Truth be told, I felt it was one of the best albums of that year (1992), if not one of the best in the 90’s” Drowned In Sound
FOR FANS OF SHOEGAZE, DREAM POP, DANCE, INDUSTRIAL ROCK AND JUST BRILLIANT, POWERFUL MUSIC…
1. ALREADY YOURS
2. HORROR HEAD
3. WISH YOU DEAD
5. LILLIES DYING
6. ICE THAT MELTS THE TIPS
7. SPLIT INTO FRACTIONS
8. THINK AND ACT
9. FAÎT ACCOMPLI
11.FAIT ACCOMPLI (SINGLE VERSION)
14.FAIT ACCOMPLI (EXTENDEDEXTENDEDEXTENDED)
15.HORROR HEAD (SINGLE REMIX)
17.MISSION FROM GOD
18.TODAY IS NOT THE DAY
THE EPs and RARITIES
1. TEN LITTLE GIRLS
2. I SPEAK YOUR EVERY WORD 3. BLINDFOLD
4. NO ESCAPE FROM HEAVEN
5. COAST IS CLEAR
6. THE COLOUR HURTS 7. FROZEN
10.DIE LIKE A DOG
13.FALLING FREE (APHEX TWIN REMIX)
14.COAST IS CLEAR (LIVE MANCHESTER ‘91)
15.DIE LIKE A DOG (LIVE LONDON ’91)
16.I FEEL LOVE